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Admissions and Holidays

Free admission days

  • 6 March (in memory of Melina Mercouri)
  • 18 April (International Monuments Day)
  • 18 May (International Museums Day)
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • 28 October (National Celebration)
  • Every first Sunday from November 1st to March 31st

Reduced admission for:

  • Greek citizens and citizens of other Member States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
  • University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID.

Free admission for:

  • Cultural Card holders
  • Escorting teachers during the visits of schools and institutions of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary education and of military schools.
  • Members of Societies and Associations of Friends of Museums and Archaeological Sites, upon presentation of their certified membership card.
  • Members of the ICOMICOMOS
  • Persons possessing a free admission card
  • The employees of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports and the Archaeological Receipts Fund, upon presentation of their service ID card.
  • The official guests of the Greek government, with the approval of the General Director of Antiquities.
  • University students and Students of Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of member states of the European Union, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
  • Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age

Holidays

  • 1 January: closed
  • 6 January: 08.00 - 15.00
  • Shrove Monday: 08.00 - 15.00
  • 25 March: closed
  • Good Friday: 12.00 - 17.00
  • Holy Saturday: 08.00 - 15.00
  • 1 May: closed
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08.00 - 20.00
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08.00 - 20.00
  • 15 August: 08.00 - 20.00
  • 28 October: 08.00 - 15.00
  • 25 December: closed
  • 26 December: closed

For detailed information about admissions, timetables and fees click here!

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